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Stan Beaton hears late wife's voicemail 14 years after her death

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Subscribe to BBC News www.youtube.com/bbcnews Stan Beaton who thought he had lost a recording of his late wife's voice he had kept for more than 10 years has described the moment the message was recovered as "wonderful". Mr. Beaton, from Mirfield, had kept the voicemail since his wife Ruby's death in 2003, but technical work by Virgin Media meant it was deleted. However, the telecoms company has now managed to recover the message. Mr Beaton, 68, said: "They've made this old age pensioner extremely happy." Subscribe to BBC News HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Check out our website: http://www.bbc.com/news Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bbcworldnews Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bbcworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/bbcnews
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Andrew Eggers (21 days ago)
oh what a pity -_-
Froggy Noddy (1 month ago)
if it works, it can be such a beautiful experience. tragic that marriage and relationships tend to go south so often these days.
Mahbu (2 months ago)
This is too pure. We are unworthy. I remember hearing about this years ago and just remembered on a whim and wanted to see if I recalled right.
Sharmishtha Ch (3 months ago)
That's one loving hubby . . ❤
M L (4 months ago)
He presses play and doesn't recognise the womans voice.
billago (4 months ago)
Poor man Like if you agree
Gracie Bushart (5 months ago)
I just love his accent! Don't cry she's in heaven and looking at you! Shes safe! You'll see her one day!
CodyDTD (1 year ago)
Oh I'm welling up mate. 😭😭
Stanley Goering (1 year ago)
Very touching. I wouldn't be surprised if he stayed up all night after the interview replaying the tape😢
Rose White (1 year ago)
I was at school with Stanley! He lived down Taylor Hall Lane and I lived up Northway Crescent.
Markyroson (1 year ago)
This is amazing. Good on ya virgin!
yesi. guzman (1 year ago)
Johan Schöld Ek (1 year ago)
Warms my heart. Love is all we need!
Unbiased Insanity (1 year ago)
God Bless everyone who made this happen!
[EU4] Crimea (2 years ago)
Guys I'm doing a challenge DON'T try this at home.*Dislikes video*
Alpaca Male (2 years ago)
oh man!, true love, that's rarely now a days.
GJSJapan (2 years ago)
0:54 (presses wrong button… ) "oops…afraid I have some bad news..."
mehso Alotibii (3 years ago)
Beautiful fulfilled between spouses
alZiiHardstylez (3 years ago)
Nup, too emotional. Nah...
agentflo (3 years ago)
I've watched this twice and I still cry. He's so floored by the 10 people helping him. What a sweet man.
Johan Schöld Ek (1 year ago)
Indeed! Beautiful.
Volvican (3 years ago)
Totally touching - but Christ - you can practically hear the internal dialogue of the interview guy screaming 'listen to the message!  Cry!  Give us what we want!!'  Should have let him listen in private.
monicarnsg (3 years ago)
You just don't understand this until it happens to you. Your heart leaps at the sound of the voice that you thought you would never hear again. I know what he is going through, what was captured on film was probably just a small glimpse at the depth of emotion going on inside.
Jonathan Gaster (3 years ago)
I'm a dude and I cried like a bitch :-/
Daniel Leslie (10 months ago)
If being a man means not crying to a love moment like this then I don't want to be one.
Ghost of Sparta (1 year ago)
Jonathan Guy you got a pure heart❤ some thing to be proud about.
XStreetGanGsingsO.G X (1 year ago)
Jonathan Guy cry baby xD
Alpaca Male (2 years ago)
+Jonathan Guy this is something to cry about if it happens to you.
George Bush (3 years ago)
all his lifetime he just has one recording of his wife ??? wake up and learn the technology old man!!!
jon halligan (1 year ago)
Knobhead .. always gota be one
panicxitsxbrea (3 years ago)
+George Bush She died 14 years ago, exactly how was he supposed to make more (lasting) recordings of her voice? And how is it a bad thing that he didn't live his life preparing for her death? Death is an inevitability for every person on this planet, and if you spend your whole life trying to document your existence, then you're not even living it at the time. I'm sure this man has tens of thousands of wonderful memories with the love of his life, and he should not be judged for living them as they happened. And by the way, don't ever use a phrase like "old man" to condescend to someone. You never know the experiences of even someone younger than you, and what more wisdom than yours they might be carrying, let alone an elderly person with such a genuine sense of gratitude and humility. Grow up.
Mangobrain82 (3 years ago)
Most old school material of recordings are hard to hold on to. Vhs and cassettes and all that literally fall apart. It really sucks man. Pictures and all that will last but physical recordings are hard to keep.
Anthony Ricciardi (3 years ago)
it was 14 years ago she died and he is elderly so he wouldnt have taken tons of instagram videos and stuff like that hahahah
mantid (3 years ago)
Damn onions...
001FirstRule (3 years ago)
WOW, two days ago my sister surprised me with a old VHS of my dad from the 90's that we all thought was destroyed. It was the first time I've heard his voice in 12 years since he died. Funny thing is in the video he's holding the camera talking to people and the only time he talked to me (as a kid) was to say "Quit dancing around like a fairy", I laughed and cried so damn hard.
Relentless (1 year ago)
001FirstRule subbed to you
RAGE BAUGH (3 years ago)
Spencer Hutchison (3 years ago)
mmmm get some good views off this you vampire
Kenyan Legs (3 years ago)
Kawhi Leonard (1 year ago)
Kenyan Legs lol
Just a Youtuber (3 years ago)
+Kenyan Legs i was one of them, i was the boss
Josh Lee (3 years ago)
I feel like I just got judo kicked in the heart.
Ghost of Sparta (1 year ago)
sunday miroslav this what makes the coment funny..smiling with my trary eyes though🙂😢💔 good senc of humer.
sunday miroslav (2 years ago)
judo is about throws and ground work. Sorry.. . had to say
Mark Felt (3 years ago)
Just ask the NSA ...or GCHQ in UK, they should have more...
حايل حايل (3 years ago)
ماشاء الله ياحليله مانسى العشره بعد كل هالسنين لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله
ahmed shaman (3 years ago)
Kochan (3 years ago)
すばらしい。感動。   ヽ(;▽;)ノ
GodBlessYou2008 (3 years ago)
Jean Hackman
Bobby Braunecker (3 years ago)
Very touching my dad has an old voicemail from my grandmother who passed away two years ago
The Brum (3 years ago)
simply amazing
dreamandwake (3 years ago)
heartbreaking.  it made me cry :(
Carol♡ (3 years ago)
Lana Winters (3 years ago)
This is very heartwarming to see, it's just a shame Virgin are awful at customer service, billing and generally dealing with any simple request.
camaleon18 (3 years ago)
Virgin Mobile in Canada sucks! I'm happy for the man and I don't know if they're related or not but they have the worst customer support I have ever experienced. Most phone companies don't give a shit about you and want just to take your money so this one kinda surprises me.
bow hunter (3 years ago)
we have a saying in new zealand to this bloke "Good on ya Mate" 
Guy Smiley (3 years ago)
Umm.. What just happened? Am I missing something? Or everything!
fksbhsajsbsn (3 years ago)
+Maddy morgan made me cry
Alex Peng (3 years ago)
This's touching.   almost   same story  happened in Taiwan.  characters changed ,  A mother yearn for her daughter (killed by car accident)     http://www.gvm.com.tw/Boardcontent_23942_1.html
charlotte gray (3 years ago)
Beautiful. Really touching
Khalil (3 years ago)
Maddie M (3 years ago)
He deserves a hug
April (3 years ago)
The poor guy
Dani Lopes Lopes (3 years ago)
Lindo... Emocionante!!
O l i v e r! (3 years ago)
That "pasley"? pink wallpaper is hot! +1 Stan!
Penney Donohue (3 years ago)
Totally touch my heart
RAGE BAUGH (3 years ago)
+Ramon Cruz amen
Penney Donohue (3 years ago)
Great person
Ramon Cruz (3 years ago)
Sara Cruz (3 years ago)
This is adorable
poopoop00p00 (3 years ago)
I don't know why did I crying,too.
Ghost of Sparta (1 year ago)
Pure hear you got
SponzifyMee (3 years ago)
Joshua Tucker (3 years ago)
Women you just don't understand, we do love you!
blazednlovinit (3 years ago)
This old guy sounds like one of the typical OAPs around here with the "IT MUST OF COST A BLOODY FORTUNE!" : ) He seems like such a lovely guy, i cried a bit :/
CaptainEO420 (3 years ago)
BBC is now cnn
MrSilver222 (3 years ago)
How is this news? 
magister343 (3 years ago)
Why does the title say "14 years after her death" when the description says "death in 2003" and the current year is 2015 rather than 2017?
Dxviion (1 year ago)
Ig he/she was just tryna round up for the YouTube video
DerWalross (1 year ago)
magister343 I am in the year 2017 :D
Penney Donohue (3 years ago)
It helps to talk about it
yi zu (3 years ago)
dude thats not important lol.
Xu Jayden (3 years ago)
dude, thats not the point lol. they point is he could hear his wife's voice again
shininstar101 (3 years ago)
What an adorable man!
Bagatir (3 years ago)
News this days is retarded like the TLC reality shows.
JTov! (3 years ago)
Awesome stuff, but why did the BBC find it appropriate to record his reaction, was it not a moment he should enjoy by himself? i don't know
Remi Danae (3 months ago)
Right! I felt like the interviewer was a bit of a pratt leaning in and questioning him almost as the recording played
soren olson (3 years ago)
+JTov! I lost my partner 3 years ago to cancer, it meant a lot to me to see his reaction. What a great gift he gave :)
ajnode (3 years ago)
+JTov! Like he said - Virgin will use this as a PR stunt, but it's worth it to him, considering.
Rustyemu93 (3 years ago)
+JTov! They didn't put 10 people to work searching for this for nothing
alfred gomez (3 years ago)
+JTov! I agree.

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